STAVROPOL, July 24. /TASS/. The total cartel damage in Russia is estimated at 1.5-2% of GDP, according to the files released by the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).
"The total cartel damage (in Russia is estimated at - TASS) 1.5% to 2% of GDP," the regulator said.
According to FAS’ deputy head Andrei Tsyganov, "tender collusion accounts for 85% of cartels."
"This is a huge problem, which takes billions of rubles from the Russian budget and Russian consumers," he said at the regulator’s meeting on Monday.